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Those Who Walk with Fire: Everyday People Discuss the Passion That Fuels Their Extraordinary Lives Paperback – September 7, 2010
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In Those Who Walk with Fire, visionary writer, teacher, and counselor, John Daubney explores the subject of passion with thirty-three so-called âeveryday peopleâ who have chosen to live life with meaning, joyful enthusiasm, and a higher purpose. These intimate interviews reveal the common threads that run through the impassioned lives of aâ¦journalistâ¦playwrightâ¦film-makerâ¦mushroom collectorâ¦church pastorâ¦jazz singerâ¦fitness coachâ¦long-distance hikerâ¦recovering alcoholicâ¦Catholic nunâ¦hospice workerâ¦professional cellistâ¦Peace Corps volunteerâ¦psychotherapistâ¦and many other brave souls.
From them you will learn:
ï¡ How the seed for a particular passion gets planted.
ï¡ The impact of personal spirituality on passion.
ï¡ Healthy versus unhealthy passion.
ï¡ How to connect to oneâs passion.
ï¡ What is required to follow a passionate path.
ï¡ The benefits of living a passionate life.
ï¡ How our healthy passion can impact the world about us.
Best of all, these brave men and women share their compelling journeys with you. Their stories will touch, enlighten, inform, and most importantly inspire you to reflect on the degree of passion you are currently experiencing in your own life. When fully ignited, passion has the power to inspire us all to fulfill our potential as human beings, and to turn our deepest dreams and desires into reality.
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Mr. Daubney gives you a chance to study your own ways to see if something is missing and help you search for growth. The book helps you understand how we are the ones in control of our lives and changes. The first step is to realize the problem.
I was often tempted to be a tad jealous of the characters he interviews in the book. I'm still searching, personally, for my own life's passion. But inspiration quickly outweighed envy and I am moved, touched and inspired to continue my own personal quest with amped-up vigor and determination. David Brooks in his book "The Road to Character" discusses two opposing sides of our nature... Adam 1 and Adam 2. Adam 1 wants to build, create, produce, discover, attain high status and win victories (sound familiar?). Adam 2 wants to have a serene inner character, not only to be good but to do good, to sacrifice self in the service of others... I venture to say that all those that John interviewed in his book "Those Who Walk With Fire" are expressing the Adam 2 side of their nature. It's something we all need to be reminded of and be watching for the opportunity to put it into action!
Thanks John for all your hard work and thanks to your interviewee's for their passion and willingness to share it with others!
Either way, you will want to read this book. John Daubney was inspired to bring it into existence so that more people than he could personally physically reach could be exposed to and inspired by the fire-walkers that he knows. Through Daubney's many interviews you will discover how incredibly widespread are the passions that fuel the lives of everyday people - just like the people you probably know, work with, and are related to - and perhaps discover how to not only connect with passions of your own, but also how to manifest them in your life.
Not everyone is inspired to compose a sonata, feed the hungry half-way around the world or fly to the moon. But passion is passion, and lives are greatly enriched by it. If you are a passionate person you will enjoy learning about how others pursue their passions. If not, well, you will, too - only for different reasons. Be prepared with pen and paper as you read, because inspiration will surely strike as you do, and you will want to make notes to yourself, and perhaps even to others.
Speaking of others - order multiple copies. There are people in your life who need to read this book. Give it to them, as well as to yourself. Like me, you'll be glad you did.